[fgmlug] Re: Installing Claws Mail in Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04)

  • From: Tom Bullock <tbullock@xxxxxx>
  • To: Mike Cook <mikecook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 07 May 2011 07:44:33 -0400

Hi Mike,

The instructions worked just as you described. However, the download/ install failed for these reasons:

W: Failed to fetch http://astromirror.uchicago.edu/ubuntu/pool/universe/c/claws-mail/claws-mail_3.7.4-1ubuntu1_i386.deb
  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://astromirror.uchicago.edu/ubuntu/pool/universe/c/claws-mail/claws-mail-i18n_3.7.4-1ubuntu1_all.deb
  404  Not Found

Apparently, the closest archive in Chicago does not have the modules requested.

How do I get past the automatic search in that particular archive?
How do I locate an archive that does have the modules? Synaptic did find them in the Universe but I don't know how to find the archive that Synaptic is looking at or how to redirect Synaptic to locate that archive and download from it.

All help appreciated.


On 5/5/2011 10:29 PM, Mike Cook wrote:
Ubuntu Lucid Lynx.

Claws Mail is in the universe repository for Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) You will need 
to add the universe repository:
Go to the System menu / Administration / Synaptic Package Manager
Enter your password at the prompt
In Synaptic go to Settings / Repositories
A window titled "Software Sources" should open
It should be on the tab "Ubuntu Software"
Check the box for Universe
Press the close button at the bottom of the "Software Sources" window
Press the Reload button (at the top left of the Synaptic window.
After it finishes downloading the new packages claws-mail should be available.


As far as I know you need to install gpg4win (Gnu Privacy Guard) to get the 
Claws Mail package.
Go to http://www.claws-mail.org/win32/
download either gpg4win (It goes to a new page)
or gpg4win-light-2.1.1-svn1666-colin.exe.
run the executable and you should be good.

I hope you don't mind that I also sent this to the fgmlug list in the hope it 
might prove useful.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Bullock<tbullock@xxxxxx>
Sent: May 5, 2011 6:04 PM
To: mikecook@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Can you advise me on this?

Hi Mike,

I have been trying to load Claws Mail in both Linux and Windows.  So far
no success.

I use Ubuntu Lucid (10.4) and found out that Claws Mail is not part of
that distribution.  It is in 11.4 but I have not decided to upgrade to
Nutty at this point.

Where can I find a safe distribution from which to download it?  I have
found PPAs which scare me because they are listed as not safe.

Your thoughts appreciated.


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